GILLIARD A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held for Mr. Bertram Lee Gilliard, age 66, 10AM, SATURDAY, January 19, 2013 at Crucifixion Catholic Church, with FR. Chukwudi O. Callistus Onwere, Celebrant. Mr. Gilliard passed away January 15, 2013. He was a Brooklyn, NY native, having resided in Jacksonville for most of his life, where he was a graduate of William Raines Senior High School - Class of 1965. Furthering his education, he attended Florida A&M University, where he majored in Business Administration. Mr. Gilliard was employed by JEA as a Customer Service Representative until retiring after rendering 20 years of dedicated service. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran, serving his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was predeceased by his father, Lee Gilliard; and sister, Mrs. Sheila Gay Gilliard Barber. Survivors include his children, Cawasdis Brooks (Lisa) and Ms. Diamond Gilliard; grandchildren, Amina and Hakeem Brooks; mother, Mrs. Beatrice Reid Gilliard; siblings, Mrs. Begonia Gilliard Collier, Mrs. Jacqueline Gilliard Rosier (Alcindor), Mrs. Clara Gilliard Stuart (Robert), Mrs. Veronica Gilliard Baker (Gregory), and Michael Gilliard; devoted friend, Ms. Janet Gilliard; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Those desiring may make memorials in Mr. Gilliard's memory to The Crucifixion Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC. Please Sign the Guestbook @

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 18, 2013